Under the Dome

Perdue, oysters lure campaign contributions

Former Gov. Bev Perdue will make an appearance next week for state Rep. Duane Hall, Democrat from Raleigh who is running for his third term.

She will be the special guest at a reception for Hall at the downtown Raleigh office of Frank Daniels Jr., former publisher of The News & Observer. Prices range from $50 to $1,000.

Earlier in the day, Republicans can hang out with Gov. Pat McCrory at the 42nd Street Oyster Bar in Raleigh. Admission to a VIP oyster tasting costs $5,100 — the maximum allowed campaign contribution for an individual for this election cycle — or $2,500 just for lunch with the governor.